The '''Republican National Convention''' ('''RNC''') is the United States presidential nominating convention|presidential nominating convention
of the Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party of the United States
. Convened by the Republican National Committee
, the stated purpose of the convocation is to nominate an official candidate in an upcoming United States presidential election|U.S. presidential election
, and to adopt the party platform
and rules for the election cycle.
Like the Democratic National Convention
, it signifies the end of a United States presidential primary|presidential primary
season and the start of campaigning for a general election
. In recent years, the nominee has been known well before the convention, leading many to oppose the convention as a mere public relations
event and coronation.
Historically, the convention was the final determinant of the nomination, and often contentious as...